Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Men and Women Can't Be Friends


“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorite movies of all time. Suffice it to say, the speech Harry Burns gives Sally on New Years’ Eve has kind of ruined me for other men. How is anything any man will ever say going to compare to that?

Thank you, Nora Ephron, for writing such wonderful words for such wonderful characters that mean so much to neurotic reulctantly-romantic messes like me. You will be missed.

Nora Ephron 1941-2012




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